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Ivan Camilleri

  • Foreign Minister distances himself from relative's appointment as Ambassador

    Foreign Minister distances himself from relative's appointment as Ambassador

    Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela yesterday distanced himself from the appointment of his relative as Malta’s new Ambassador to Turkey, saying it was made by his predecessor George Vella a few weeks before the last election. Brigadier Carmel...

  • Taxpayers paying €11m in wages for ex-Enemalta workers

    Taxpayers paying €11m in wages for ex-Enemalta workers

    Taxpayers are forking out some €11.5 million annually in additional wages as a result of Enemalta’s restructuring back in 2014, The Sunday Times of Malta is informed. The restructuring exercise, aimed at putting the State electricity company’s...

  • Anton Refalo questions minister’s plans for Gozo courthouse

    Anton Refalo questions minister’s plans for Gozo courthouse

    Former Gozo minister Anton Refalo, who was replaced after the last election by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, is openly questioning his successor's plans to scrap a project to build a new courthouse in central Victoria and instead relocate it to...

  • Ċittadella direct orders 'raising eyebrows'

    Ċittadella direct orders 'raising eyebrows'

    The Gozo Ministry issued some 32 direct orders for works at the Ċittadella in Gozo even though it was mostly using EU funds for the project. The direct orders, to the tune of almost €1.8 million, are raising eyebrows, sources close to the National...

  • Mafia planned to infiltrate Malta gaming companies

    Mafia planned to infiltrate Malta gaming companies

    An anti-Mafia investigation in Palermo uncovered “advanced plans” by Mafia clans to relocate their underground activities through online gaming companies in Malta, the Times of Malta is informed. Last week, following a series of police raids in...

  • 'I’ve shouldered political responsibility' – Evarist Bartolo

    'I’ve shouldered political responsibility' – Evarist Bartolo

    Education Minister Evarist Bartolo insisted in Parliament that he has shouldered political responsibility for the wrongdoings allegedly committed by his chief canvasser Edward Caruana. Following last week’s arraignment of his former canvasser with...

  • AUM student numbers ‘secret and confidential’

    AUM student numbers ‘secret and confidential’

    Malta's national educational authority is not in a position to confirm the number of students enlisted at the American University of Malta. A spokesman for the National Commission for Further and Higher Education told Times of Malta that it could...

  • Whistleblower tells MEPs of Egrant and PM’s wife

    Whistleblower tells MEPs of Egrant and PM’s wife

    Members of the European Parliament who visited Malta to investigate the state of the rule of law have heard a former Pilatus Bank official reiterate claims that the Joseph Muscat's wife is the beneficiary owner of Egrant, a Panama-based...

  • Malta could lose more than half its corporate tax base if EU has its way

    Malta could lose more than half its corporate tax base if EU has its way

    Malta’s economy and particularly its thriving financial services sector will suffer a big blow should the EU get its way on the introduction of new corporate tax rules, a new study shows. Compiled by senior economists for UK-based NGO Tax Justice...

  • President faces six Paqpaqli lawsuits

    President faces six Paqpaqli lawsuits

    President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, members of her secretariat and organisers of the ill-fated 2015 Paqpaqli motorshow, mostly volunteers, are facing six lawsuits for claims of damages by victims of the incident. The lawsuits were filed after...